Personal Development – Do you really need it in your life?!

One of the things that I’ve always heard about is practicing personal development.  I never really thought I needed it but have learned that in order to grow, both inside and out,  personal development is a MUST!

The first question to answer is what is personal development anyway?  To me, it’s any action you take to work on improving the current state of YOU.  Basically, it’s implementing the things you read, the tips you see in videos and using the words brought to you by great leaders in their podcasts to improve yourself and make positive changes in your life.  Personally, I’m a reader but I honestly get more into listening to podcasts because it works for my schedule.

Zig Ziglar is one of the great personal development speakers and man, his words have been so incredibly moving for me.  I currently work a full time job in Boston and my commute is about an hour and a half each way.  I take the train because it’s faster and one of the things I do with my time is listen to podcasts.  Taking this time for me and listening to personal development on these commutes has made a light bulb go off.  Now I realize how important growth is.  For one thing, it’s helped me create a work/life balance.

The podcasts I listen to involve healthy relationships, taking care of yourself, setting goals, paying off debt, building a business…the list goes on!  Every morning I listen to one to two podcasts and I choose which genre based on my mood.  In the mornings it’s usually something about my health and in the afternoon it’s something about finances or building my business.  It’s been great because I’m learning so much and using what I’m learning to help others.

I’m curious, do you practice personal development now?  What’s a podcast, book or webinar you could recommend that has helped you?  Share below…I’d love to hear what you’re doing to grow.

**Product Review** – 3 Day Refresh

Wow!  This 3 Day Refresh kit was EXACTLY what I needed.  What is it?  It’s a program brought to you by Team Beachbody that consists of a meal plan for three days.  It’s three (3) daily shakes, a fiber drink, plenty of filtered water and an assortment of fruits, veggies and healthy fats that you choose from your own market.  Sounds complicated?  Well, I promise you, it’s not.


Every day, I had 8-10oz. of filtered water when I woke up.

Breakfast was Shakeology, some fruit and a cup of herbal tea, if I wanted it.

Mid-morning snack was the Fiber Sweep shake.

Lunch was a Vanilla Fresh shake, some fruit, some veggies and a healthy fat.

Mid-afternoon snack was veggies and a healthy fat.

Dinner was another Vanilla Fresh shake and a dinner from the recipe book.


That’s it!  It was so easy, especially because you could prep the same food for three days in a row and save time.

One of the things I was worried about was whether I could work out or not.  I’m happy to say that I could workout.  Moderate exercise is recommended so instead of doing a high intensity interval training, I would walk to work and walk home from work every day.  I walked more than five (5) miles a day.

Sounds a little more simple now, right?!  It was…very simple!  In just the three days, I lost five (5) pounds too!  The 3 Day Refresh helped me get off my plateau and made me feel so much better.  Want more info?  Contact me below and we’ll get you started on your own path to refreshing your body!